Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy

EMPLOYER: Sagadahoc County Sheriff's Department



Patrol Deputy
The Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office is actively recruiting for the position of Patrol Deputy. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package to include generous vacation, 14 paid holidays, sick leave, health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, employer paid short-term supplemental insurance, uniforms and equipment, including a take-home vehicle.
The Sheriff’s Office offers a “4 on – 3 off” work schedule with rotating days off.
No flipping from days to nights or vice versa, your assigned shift is set every year.
As of July 1, 2024, the base pay will range from $29.47 to $36.46 per hour, with pay steps at every year.
Lateral entry base-pay and vacation commensurate with actual years of experience.
Incentives offered for post-secondary education, plus a professional development reimbursement program.
Shift differential, specialty pay, overtime and special details are ample.
Sagadahoc County is part of the MEPERS retirement system, Plan 3-C for Law Enforcement Officers.
Deputies are eligible to retire after 25 years at 2/3 pay with a COLA. There is no age limit. Applicants can also choose a VOYA 457b retirement plan as well.

Applicants should consider the unique opportunities Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office has to offer. As a self-reliant agency that staffs a patrol division, transport division, civil process division and a criminal investigation division, we are able to provide unique and interesting opportunities for those seeking job satisfaction or advancement.
We work in conjunction with a regional communications center located in our building that generates excellent working relationships.
Sagadahoc County assigns each Deputy a cruiser allowing greater flexibility, better service, and faster response to calls at the beginning and end of your shift.

There are multiple opportunities for Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Deputies to work within specialized units/assignments, including the following specialties:
K9 Handler
Criminal Investigation
Crash Reconstruction
Forensic Sketch Artist
Drug Recognition Expert
Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA) Investigator
Field Training Officer
Marine Shellfish Warden

In addition to the listed specialties, we train officers to be skilled instructors in various fields including EVOC, MARC, Firearms, SFST, Intoxilyzer Instructor, Crash Investigations, Forensic Mapping, Crisis Intervention Team, ALICE Instructor, CPR Instructor, Taser, Less Lethal Munitions, Physical Fitness Instructor, and Handgun/Shotgun/Rifle armorers.   Deputies have firearms training monthly.

Sagadahoc County is an exciting place to live and work, comprised of ten communities located an easy distance from Portland and Augusta. Popham Beach, Reid State Park and Sebasco Harbor Resort are within our jurisdiction. There are many hiking trails and numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation on land and sea.

Applicants are not required to have a degree but must be 21 years old to apply. If you are 20 years of age, you must have a minimum of 60 credit hours or be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary education program.

Applicants are also required to have taken and passed the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Physical Fitness Test. You must submit the results with your application.

Please visit the Maine Criminal Justice Academy website for the upcoming Physical Fitness Testing dates, times, and locations. The Academy website is Pre-Employment Training | Department of Public Safety ( or call (207) 877-8000 for more information.

MCJA Certified Blue-Pins are encouraged to apply. Check us out!

Applications must submit a Sagadahoc County Employment Application and a resume.

The application process will remain open until positions are filled.

For further information, please contact the Sagadahoc County Human Resources Department at (207) 443-8202 or online at

Sagadahoc County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We pursue and maintain a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Hiring decisions are based on job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, family, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, or any other status protected by US law or the State of Maine. Fostering diversity and inclusion in our workforce is critical as a provider of essential services, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.


Passing Physical Agility Test administered by MCJA.

How to Apply:

Contact: Jessica Grey
Phone: (207) 386-5856

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